# Black Holes

see also General Relativity, Black Hole Entropy

### books

**Quantum field theory in curved spacetime and black holes thermodynamics**

by R. M. Wald (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

**Quantum fields in curved space**

by N. Birrell and P. C. W. Davies (Cambridge University Press, 1982)

**Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution**

by Leonard Susskind and James Lindsay (World Scientific Publishing, 2005)

### reviews

Part III Black Holes Lecture Notes

by Paul Townsend (gr-qc/9707012, 145 pages, many figures)

Cargese lectures on string theory with eight supercharges

by Monica Guica, Andrew Strominger (0704.3295, 30 pages, 7 figures)

These lectures give an introduction to the interrelated topics of Calabi-Yau compactification of the type II string, black hole attractors, the all-orders entropy formula, the dual (0,4) CFT, topological strings and the OSV conjecture.

Lectures on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors

by Boris Pioline (hep-th/0607227, 103 pages, 8 figures)

Black hole thermodynamics

by S. F. Ross (hep-th/0502195, 44 pages, 12 figures)

Les Houches lectures on black holes

by A. Strominger (hep-th/9501071, 70 pages, 18 figures)

Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect

by T. Jacobson (gr-qc/0308048, 59 pages, 5 figures)

The thermodynamics of black holes

by R. M. Wald (Living Reviews in Relativity, 2001)

The quantum structure of black holes

by Samir D. Mathur (hep-th/0510180, 58 pages, 2 figures)

Twenty Years of Debate with Stephen

by Leonard Susskind (hep-th/0204027, 19 pages)

An Introduction to Black Hole Evaporation

by Jennie Traschen (gr-qc/0010055, 33 pages)

The Thermodynamics of Black Holes

by Robert M. Wald (gr-qc/9912119, 46 pages)

Comments on Black Holes in String Theory

by Gary T. Horowitz (hep-th/9910082, 13 pages)

Black Holes

by Gary T. Horowitz, Saul A. Teukolsky (gr-qc/9808035, 13 pages)

Black Holes: A General Introduction

by Jean-Pierre Luminet (astro-ph/9801252, 32 pages, 23 figures)

The black hole information paradox

by Steven B. Giddings (hep-th/9508151, 15 pages)

Quantum Mechanics of Black Holes

by Steven B. Giddings (hep-th/9412138, 52 pages)

Lectures On Black Hole Evaporation and Information Loss

by Thomas Banks (hep-th/9412131, 65 pages, 9 figures)

The Nature of Space and Time

by S.W.Hawking (hep-th/9409195, 62 pages, 51 figures)

Quantum Aspects of Black Holes

by J. A. Harvey, A. Strominger (hep-th/9209055, 54 pages, 16 figures)

Black Rings

by Roberto Emparan, Harvey S. Reall (hep-th/0608012, 41 pages, 3 figures)

### links

David Chow's homepage for the 2005 and 2006 Part III black holes course at Cambridge